Thanks for the his­tory, Banksy

The Citizen (KZN) - - WORLD - Lon­don

– The woman who bid more than £1 mil­lion (R19 mil­lion) for a paint­ing by the mys­te­ri­ous Bri­tish artist Banksy which shred it­self into pieces at the mo­ment of the sale has gone ahead with the pur­chase, Sotheby’s said on Thurs­day.

On­look­ers gasped and laughed af­ter the bot­tom half of Girl with Bal­loon, one of Banksy’s best­known works, was sucked into a shred­der hid­den in its frame as the ham­mer fell last Fri­day. "I re­alised that I would end up with my own piece of art his­tory,” the un­named buyer said.

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